What will I learn?
Fisheries and aquaculture scientists and managers need to have a good understanding of biology, ecology, oceanography, chemistry, statistics, and management.
You will learn the fundamental aspects of these subjects during the first two years of the degree.
As you progress through the degree, more specialist subjects such as fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecosystem management, and food science will be introduced.
What will I study?
You will study fundamental sciences including biology, chemistry, earth and ocean science, and statistics, as well as pursuing a relevant second discipline such as management, genetics, food science, or te reo Māori.
In this year you will start to apply your science knowledge to the marine environment with courses in aquaculture, marine science, and ecology as well as food science.
You will study fishery sciences, as well as further exploring the marine environment and chemistry. You will apply your skills on real-world issues in field-based courses. Your compulsory minor or second major will tailor your course to your own particular interests.
How will I study?
You will learn the theoretical aspects of the above topics in lectures.
In addition, for all of the science courses, practical and hands-on experience will be gained in the University's well-equipped laboratories (including the Portobello Marine Laboratory), field stations, and boats.
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